People the Humidity Makes me Want to Punch in the Face

…Because when you hate the humidity, pretty soon you start to hate everything in the humidity. Sweater lady: What in GOD’S NAME is wrong with you? Just looking at that thick layer of wool coating your arms and torso, that collar at your neck, makes me feel ten times more hot and clammy and disgusting … More People the Humidity Makes me Want to Punch in the Face

City Deer Make me Wish I had a Freezer Full of Venison

Seen through one lens, sure, I can understand how, to many urban dwellers, hunting and eating game sounds downright redneckey. Seen through another lens, I could also make a case that my siblings and I were raised on protein that was all-natural; local; organic, sustainable; free-range; vegetarian-diet; low-input; biodynamic; soy-, hormone-, cage-, and antibiotic-free—not to … More City Deer Make me Wish I had a Freezer Full of Venison

This is Bus Face

A couple of months ago during the nighttime commute, I looked up from my book. I had taken the bus almost daily for several months since moving to D.C., but I hadn’t ever stopped to look—really look—at the faces of the people around me, dozens of professionals sitting and standing their way up Massachusetts Avenue. … More This is Bus Face

Things I would Discuss with Joe Biden over a Slice of His Costco Apple Pie

Today, Vice President Joe Biden stopped at Washington, D.C.’s first Costco. A Washington Post story on his visit reports, “Biden’s cart held, among other things, flowers, children’s  books, fire logs, a 32-inch Panasonic TV and a large apple pie.” This story got me thinking. Where will Joe Biden eat that apple pie? Who will join him … More Things I would Discuss with Joe Biden over a Slice of His Costco Apple Pie